The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 2, 1875

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p.2 Accident - This morning, while assisting to unship the rudder of the str. Queen, which has been hauled out at the Ship Yard, a man named Alexander Thompson had his leg broken a little way above the ankle. Everything had been coated with ice, and therefore was very slippery, it seems that the rudder slipped down sooner than was expected and Thompson not having had time to get out of the way met with the accident. Dr. K.N. Fenwick was speedily in attendance and had the injured man removed home, where the broken limb was dressed. We understand that Thompson has a large family.

The Ice - Pierrepont breaking through ice in harbor while returning from island.

Marine Notes

The schr. E.J. Peters is unloading 500 bags of salt at Holcomb & Stewart's wharf. She will then proceed to Toronto. The tug Wren this afternoon brought down the last of Holcomb & Stewart's barges from the Penitentiary, where they had been unloading steel rails.

Captain Donnelly, with the tug Chieftain has left for Pultneyville to assist the schooner Blanche, ashore at that place. The schooner is a new vessel, hailing from Colborne with a capacity of about 8,000 bushels.

The steamer Queen has been hauled out at the Marine Railway preparatory to laying up for the winter. She arrived up the river on her last trip yesterday.

About forty vessels are reported ashore in Lake Michigan, the result of the recent storms.

The schr. J.G. Jenkins, left Toronto for Oswego last week and has not since been heard of. A telegram received this morning from Oswego reports that the cabin door and a hatch of the Jenkins has been picked up there yesterday afternoon. It is supposed therefore that she must have foundered with the loss of all hands. A later despatch confirms the latter supposition.

The schr. Bentley was successfully got off the rocks at Four Mile Point yesterday afternoon, when it was found that there was not much damage done. She was towed down to Prescott last night.

Port Colborne, Dec. 1st - prop. Nashua, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

At Elevator - schr. Wilcox, str. Tecumseh still aground.

Ice in the canal quite heavy, props. Nashua and Oswegatchie, from daylight until dark, getting to Allanburg with a tug ahead of them breaking the ice.

p.3 Oswego, Dec. 2nd - It is ascertained that the schr. J.G. Jenkins foundered in the gale on Monday above Oswego, and that all on board were lost. One of the cabin doors and the lid to the scuttle have come ashore. The lost are Captain John Brown, of Oswego; first mate John Stewart, Jas. Williams, Michael Brophy, and Wm. Bonner, all of Oswego, and a woman cook from Buffalo. The vessel was insured for $8,000 and cargo insured for $26,000.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 2, 1875